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International Journal of Culture and History
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  • On Aesthetics in Chinese Calligraphy of Qin, Han, Wei and Jin Dynasties

    • Authors: Jun Dong
      Abstract: Different historical periods in China had different artistic and cultural pursuits, as did calligraphy. Calligraphers of all ages practiced diligently, diligently pursuing a higher level of calligraphy art training, I can lament that this time in china is different from the past, in today's increasingly advanced science and technology, people have long forgotten to write this skill. Calligraphy has also sadly lost her dazzling glory of the times, there are now few calligraphy practitioners in the crowd. Therefore, with the passing of a group of modern calligraphy, there is no calligraphy in China for a hundred years to lead the times, it is really lamentable. In order to find the aesthetics in calligraphy, I had to start with ancient Chinese calligraphy. This paper will discuss the aesthetic features of Chinese calligraphy in Qin, Han, Wei and Jin dynasties.
      PubDate: Sun, 16 Oct 2022 23:50:21 -070
  • Historical Overview of the Traditional Ghanaian Seats

    • Authors: Obed Persie Appiah-Kubi; Paul Benedict Inkum, Phoebe Prisca Owusu-Ansah, Ronit Akomeah, Emmanuel Amisare Agyakwa, Zhihui Wu, Xinhao Feng
      Abstract: Traditional Ghanaian seats have existed for centuries. As of now, there is no complete research material detailing its history, nature, types, functions, appropriate materials for production, and the symbolic designs conveyed in the craft making it incomplete to tell the rich culture of Ghana. The paper aims at providing a more detailed overview of the craft to serve as complete and reliable reference material to learners. This qualitative study employed the narrative research design. The study was conducted at Ahwiaa and Bomani Tyehimba traditional wood carving communities in the Ashanti and Eastern regions of Ghana respectively. Two historians; one each, and ten traditional stool carvers; five each from the visited carving communities were purposively selected and interviewed. The craft was initiated by the Ashantis and traveled to other regions. The craft has a flat rectangular base, a center section, and a crescent-shaped top. The center section contains distinctive motifs and symbolic meanings that are the source of the numerous stools' names. Some symbolic wisdom conveyed in the craft includes; Gye Nyame, Bi nka bi, Akofena, Sankofa, etc. Ahemmaa dwa, Mmarima dwa, Mmaa dwa, Osram dwa, Kotoko dwa, Esono dwa, etc. are some common types of the craft. It functions as practical items in every home, as a connection to rites of passage, as religious artifacts, and as a political allegory. Wood like Osese (Funtumia sp.), Nyame dua (Alstonia gongensis), Cedrela (Cedrela odorata), Mahogany (Swietenia mahagoni), teak (Tectona grandis), etc. are used for the production. The study will add up to the Ghanaian citizens, foreigners, and researchers’ knowledge to know much about the craft and the cultural heritage of the country.
      PubDate: Thu, 29 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -070
  • The Jesuits Politico-Religious Strategy to Catholicize Ethiopia from Top
           to Bottom Approach: Opportunities and Challenges, 1557 to 1632

    • Authors: Bitwoded Admasu Dagnaw
      Abstract: The Catholic Missionaries in Ethiopia was encouraged since the beginning of the Portuguese assistance against the Muslims in the war of Ahmed Grañ. The successive Ethiopian monarchal authority was engaged to defend a full-scale war between the Muslim Sultanates of Adal, led by Ibin Ibrāhīm al-Ġāzī usually known by many writers as Ahmed Grañ. The Portuguese expansion with the succeeding Jesuit mission in Ethiopia was a turning point in the history of Ethiopia. Moreover, the Portuguese and Spanish Jesuit missionaries were more attracted by the strategic location of the country. This, in fact, enabled them to monitor the expansion of Islamic power in the Red Sea and the long experienced Christian faith in the country that had further consolidated the Ethiopian and Portuguese alliance. Initially, a Jesuit undertaking led by Father Andrés D. Oviedo first entered the country in 1557 to have started the top-down conversion process. This research aims to assess the opportunities and challenges of the Jesuits missionary strategy for the Catholicization of Ethiopia from top to down Approach. To achieve the objectives of this study, the researcher used qualitative research approach to investigate the issue and used historical research design for this study as well. Historical research requires access to the original events or records that took place in the past as distinct procedure for the investigation. Thus, the primary sources that were produced at the time under study as well as secondary sources were used. Primary data sources such as Royal chronicles, Tarike Nagast, Diaries of eye witness, Jesuit texts and European travel accounts by travelers who visited the northern part of the country by the time have been used. Published and unpublished secondary sources such as books, articles, journals and internet sources were utilized. More significantly, the researcher verified the authenticity and credibility of the acquired historical source through accuracy, occurrence, relevance and authority. The findings of the research revealed that the Jesuits missionary ambition to implant Catholicism remained in vain with bloody wars that claim thousands of human lives. Ultimately, the Jesuit missionaries expelled from the country. However, they left behind a theological controversy that gave it to local theme to Catholicism in Ethiopia that finally resulted in the doctrinal debate particularly centered on the teaching of the two natures of Christ. The intense doctrinal debate which was held during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Ethiopia hastens to the absence of strong centralized monarchial authority that eventually led to the era of the princes.
      PubDate: Fri, 09 Sep 2022 00:00:00 -070
  • Integration of Biblical and Pastoral Approaches in Dealing with Alcohol
           and Drug Abuse in the Presbyterian Churches of Kenya

    • Authors: Lucy Mutare Mathai
      Abstract: Global statistics show persistence of alcohol and drug abuse despite the programmes religious organisations have come up with aimed at mitigating alcohol and drug abuse. This study analyzed the Biblical and pastoral approaches used by Presbyterian Churches (PCEA) in addressing the problem of alcohol and drug abuse. Multistage Cluster sampling technique was used to select three PCEA regions from the five regions. The study had a total sample of 144 respondents who were the Parish ministers. A descriptive survey research design was used to obtain qualitative data. Instrument for data collection was structured interview schedule. Data collected from the Parish ministers was analyzed qualitatively. The study established that the Presbyterian churches integrated both Biblical and pastoral approaches in mitigating alcohol and drug abuse. Majority of the parish ministers indicated that they used sermons as a pastoral intervention for alcohol and drug abuse among the youth in the Presbyterian churches. Other pastoral interventions included pastoral counseling, open discussions on alcohol and drugs and praying for the addicts. Parish ministers also indicated that they used the Bible to warn against the use of alcohol and more specifically its intoxicating effect and this justifies why the church should get involved in the lives of those abusing alcohol and drugs so as to help them get out of the bondage. The Bible commends self-control with regard to alcohol. Parish ministers used Bible verses to explain that the Bible forbids participating for the sake of personal pleasure, in practices that hinder moral judgment or weaken self-control. The findings of this study will help the clergy to address problem of alcohol and drug abuse in the society and particularly among the youth as this segment of the population is vital for church and societal development.
      PubDate: Sun, 28 Aug 2022 19:46:37 -070
  • Evaluation of Challenges Facing Implementation of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
           Mitigation Programmes with Reference to the Presbyterian Churches of Kenya

    • Authors: Lucy Mutare Mathai
      Abstract: Alcohol and drug abuse among the youth continues to persist as shown by global statistics. Religious organizations have come up with Programmes aimed at mitigating alcohol and drug abuse. However, the problem of alcohol and drug abuse continues despite the significant role religions play in the society. This study assessed challenges facing implementation of alcohol and drug abuse mitigation Programmes among the youth in the Presbyterian Churches with an aim of establishing ways of addressing the issue. The findings show that inadequate funding and resources was the main challenge affecting the implementation of the PCEA alcohol and drug mitigation Programmes as reported by majority 158(35%) of the clergy and Church elders. 25% of the respondents indicated lack of commitment by affected persons, 15% pointed at lack of adequate training for those handling the youth and youth ministry or Programmes, and 14% cited poor management of youth Programmes. Moreover, 6% cited inadequate psychosocial support, 2% said lack of follow-up of youth was the problem, 2% reported that youth addicts who did not fully attend the Programmes feared losing friends while 1% indicated that lack of conviction by the addicts that they can fully recover and completely avoid alcohol and drugs were part of the challenges faced in the implementation of the Programmes. In order to enhance effectiveness, the study established that youth involvement in management of the Programmes, training of pastors in alcohol and drug abuse could be employed as part of the intervention.
      PubDate: Sun, 28 Aug 2022 19:46:36 -070
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